We’ll Always Need Paris

by Adair Turner Added 25.06.2017
LONDON – President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement is deeply regrettable and based on flawed economic analysis. But unstoppable technological progress, plus determined action by other...

The Underside of Uber

by Lucy P. Marcus Added 25.06.2017
LONDON – The car-hailing app Uber’s board members and investors have received an outpouring of praise in recent days for forcing CEO Travis Kalanick to resign. They don’t deserve it. On the contrary, while Kalanick did indeed need to go, the...

A year on from Brexit, the UK is more divided than ever

by Sean Lang Added 23.06.2017
Of all the oddities surrounding Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election, perhaps the oddest was her assertion that “the country is coming together but Westminster is not”. The evidence seemed to show exactly the reverse. The result of the...

The Russian-Roulette Presidency

by Elizabeth Drew Added 22.06.2017
WASHINGTON, DC – Unless US President Donald Trump decides that he has had enough, and returns to his gilded Manhattan tower, his presidency’s metastasizing crisis will continue to haunt him. Investigations in the United States Senate and House...

The End of the Trump Administration?

by Jorge G. Castañeda Added 16.06.2017
MEXICO CITY – The world’s view of US President Donald Trump’s administration is changing for the worse. In fact, the chaos and controversy that have marked Trump’s short time in office have deepened doubts, both inside and outside the United...

Can US States Right Trump’s Wrongs?

by Barry Eichengreen Added 13.06.2017
VENICE – US President Donald Trump, with the help of a Republican-controlled Congress, is undermining many of the fundamental values that Americans hold dear. He is jeopardizing their access to health care by seeking to repeal the 2010...

How to Prevent the UK’s Self-Destruction

by Jim O'Neill Added 13.06.2017
LONDON – If you were a Briton who had been stuck in Antarctica for the past year and a half, you might be forgiven for wishing you had stayed put. The decisions taken during your absence by British politicians, especially the leaders of the...

Defending Academic Freedom in a Populist Age

by Michael Ignatieff Added 08.06.2017
BERLIN – I am the President of Central European University, which is now under attack. CEU is fighting to remain a free institution in Budapest, Hungary’s capital, following the passage of new legislation that would, in essence, require the...

Russia’s Cold War Habit

by Vladislav Inozemtsev Added 06.06.2017
MOSCOW – A few weeks ago, Mikhail Gorbachev – the last leader of the Soviet Union and the man who did more than anyone to end the Cold War – told the German newspaper Bild that it is possible “to recognize all the features of a new cold war in...

Angela Merkel’s Challenge to Europe

by Joschka Fischer Added 06.06.2017
BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has never been regarded as an especially inspiring orator. In fact, she has a reputation for gently talking her audiences to sleep. But that all changed a few days ago. While campaigning in the Munich...

The Truth Behind Today’s US Inflation Numbers

by J. Bradford DeLong Added 02.06.2017
BERKELEY – In December 2015, the US Federal Reserve embarked on a monetary-tightening cycle, by raising the target range for the short-term nominal federal funds rate by 25 basis points (one-quarter of a percentage point). At the time, the...

America’s Broken Democracy

by Jeffrey D. Sachs Added 31.05.2017
NEW YORK – US President Donald Trump’s ravings against the 2015 Paris climate agreement are partly a product of his ignorance and narcissism. Yet they represent something more. They are a reflection of the deep corruption of the US political...

Taming the Murdochs’ Toxic Corporate Culture

by Lucy P. Marcus Added 29.05.2017
The commentary by Lucy Marcus, “Taming News Corp’s Toxic Culture,” has been corrected and revised to take account of the 2013 division of News Corporation into News Corp and 21st Century Fox, the owner of Fox News.  We apologizes for any...

Trump’s ‘Historic’ Visit To The Middle East: Much Ado About Nothing

by Alon Ben-Meir Added 28.05.2017
Sadly, President Trump’s visit to the Middle East only confirmed my skepticism about what might come out of it. Trump went to the region with nothing to offer to mitigate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and received no commitment from either...

Democracy Trumps Terrorism

by Chris Patten Added 27.05.2017
LONDON – As I strolled through Paris the other day, the air was warm, the sky was blue, and I felt like I was in the best of all possible worlds. As always, Paris looked elegant and exuded confidence and cheerfulness. France had just elected a...

Rethinking the Next China

by Stephen S. Roach Added 26.05.2017
NEW HAVEN – For the past seven years, I have taught a popular class at Yale, called “The Next China.” From the start, the focus has been on the transitional imperatives of the modern Chinese economy – namely, the shift from a long-successful...

The GCC’s View of “One Belt, One Road”

by Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner Added 26.05.2017

Awakening from the Trump Nightmare

by Bernard-Henri Lévy Added 24.05.2017
PARIS – The American people can escape from the ordeal of Donald Trump’s presidency in one of three ways. But if and when they do is an irreducibly political question, not one that hinges on legal possibilities. First, there’s the Nixonian...

Understanding Today’s Stagnation

by Robert J. Shiller Added 23.05.2017
NEW HAVEN – Ever since the “Great Recession” of 2007-2009, the world’s major central banks have kept short-term interest rates at near-zero levels. In the United States, even after the Federal Reserve’s recent increases, short-term rates remain...

The Iranian Opportunity

by Javier Solana Added 23.05.2017
MADRID – Last week, the people of Iran decided to continue along the path toward openness. Fifty-seven percent of voters chose to elect the reformist President Hassan Rouhani to a second term. The rest of the world should welcome Rouhani’s...
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